Online English Teacher Training

Online English Language Teacher Training

Edinburgh College offers a range of online professional development courses for experienced teachers, with a flexible design to suit busy teachers.

Each course runs for 8 weeks, with 6-8 hours of asynchronous learning activities per week which you can complete in your own time. There will also be 2 or 3 live workshop sessions during the course, giving you the opportunity to interact with your course tutor and fellow participants, to clarify ideas and concepts covered during the course, and to discuss any challenges you are facing and help each other to find solutions.

General Primary English Teacher Refresher / General Secondary English Teacher Refresher

These courses are for experienced teachers of English who feel that they would like to update the range of skills and techniques they use in the classroom. You will share experiences and best practice with other teachers and examine new ideas in teaching and learning. There will be a particular focus on integrating technology into your classes.

CLIL for Primary Teachers / CLIL for Secondary Teachers

These courses are for teachers of English who are teaching subject content, such as science, maths and geography, alongside English language, or are supporting subject specialist content during English lessons. You will discuss the benefits and difficulties of CLIL, develop tasks and activities to use in class and plan effective CLIL lessons. You will share best practice with other CLIL teachers and help each other find solutions to difficulties currently faced.

Train the Trainer

This course is for experienced teachers who are interested in making the move into teacher training. You will consider the difference between teaching and training and be introduced to key concepts in training. You will develop a toolkit for designing training sessions and develop your mentoring skills. You will also reflect on your own teaching beliefs and behaviours.

EMI (English Medium Instruction) for Tertiary level teachers

This course is for university level teachers who teach their specialist subject through the medium of English and communicate with international students from a range of countries in their courses. You will be introduced to the key principles of EMI and share experiences with other tertiary level teachers. You will develop a portfolio of ideas and techniques and reflect on best practice and identify development goals.

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